State finalists selected for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching


Seven Ohio teachers were selected as state finalists for the Presidential Awards in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). A national committee will select one teacher from each content category to receive a paid trip to Washington D.C., a proclamation from the president of the United States and a $10,000 award.

Ohio math finalists are Joshua Amstutz from Winton Woods High School in Winton Woods City Schools, Shanti Coaston from Westlake High School in Westlake City Schools, Anna Taylor from Highland Middle School in Highland Local Schools and Tara Zechman from Perrysburg High School in Perrysburg Exempted Village School District.

Ohio science finalists are Annette Drake from Brookville Intermediate School in Brookville Local Schools, Zachary Smith from Tri-State STEM+M Early College High School and Karen Suder from the Summit Country Day School.

For more information the PAEMST Award, visit the Ohio Department of Education’s webpage.